No matter how dedicated a cook you are, I bet cooking falls down the priority list when you are packing and moving. It certainly did for me!
One of the first feasts I made in our new place was veggie burgers with sautéed fresh corn and roasted potatoes and carrots. I started off by chopping up baby potatoes and carrots, then mixing them with olive oil, rosemary, sea salt and pepper. This all went into the oven to roast. After a while, the veggie burgers joined the roasting vegetables in the oven.
While the peppers and the carrots were roasting away, I sliced corn kernels off the cob, chopped up red peppers, and diced an onion. I sautéed the onion until it was caramelized, then added the red pepper, and finally added the corn. Seasoned with sea salt, thyme, and pepper, this was a flavorful dish that tasted like summer.
When the burgers finished baking and the potatoes and carrots were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, dinner was ready! Jon and I were both glad to be eating in our new place on real plates, without a pile of boxes looming overhead!
Jon's Gourmet Veggie Burger
I wasn’t feeling that well yesterday, so Jon decided to take care of me by making dinner! Although he’s a very talented eater , he doesn’t often cook so this was a special treat. He decided to make his gourmet veggie burgers with some potato chips and a salad.
Jon started off by marinating the burgers in a sweet/spicy BBQ sauce, which makes them much more flavorful and very moist. He sliced some onions, coated them with a little olive oil and grilled them until they were soft and flavorful. Then Jon put the buns (very thin, whole wheat sandwich buns) on the grill along with the burgers.
While everything was grilling up, he put together a nice side salad with some fresh romaine lettuce and some baby tomatoes. This was topped off with a homemade dressing made with peach balsamic vinegar and blood orange olive oil (both from the EVOO Marketplace).
After everything was done grilling, Jon assembled the burgers. Each burger got the sliced grilled onion and pickle slices. Jon’s burger also got regular mustard and vegan cheese, while mine was topped with horseradish mustard. Served with a few chips on the side and followed up by a root beer float made with soy ice cream, it was a delicious dinner that made me feel well taken-care-of!
Great Veggie Burgers Made by Jon